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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: thp: don't need drain lru cache when splitting and mlocking THP
On Thu, Apr 02, 2020 at 07:04:11PM -0400, Daniel Jordan wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 03:29:40AM +0800, Yang Shi wrote:
> > Since the commit 8f182270dfec ("mm/swap.c: flush lru pvecs on compound
> > page arrival") THP would not stay in pagevec anymore. So the
> > optimization made by commit d965432234db ("thp: increase
> > split_huge_page() success rate") doesn't make sense anymore, which tries
> > to unpin munlocked THPs from pagevec by draining pagevec.
> >
> > And draining lru cache before isolating THP in mlock path is unnecessary
> > either.
> Can we get some of that nice history in this part too?
> Draining lru cache before isolating THP in mlock path is also unnecessary.
> b676b293fb48 ("mm, thp: fix mapped pages avoiding unevictable list on mlock")
> added it and 9a73f61bdb8a ("thp, mlock: do not mlock PTE-mapped file huge
> pages") accidentally carried it over after the above optimization went in.
> > Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
> > Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
> > Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <>
> > Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <>
> Since we don't mlock pte-mapped THP, it seems these huge pages wouldn't ever be
> in the pagevecs if I'm understanding it all.

Actually pte-mapped THP doesn't matter for this, both paths always drain when
they're working with pmd-mapped THP.

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